Summer is winding down and fall is around the corner, which means flu season is on the way.
Seasonal flu vaccine provides protection against the most common strains of influenza and is available on a walk up basis at Food City immunizing pharmacies and will continue throughout flu season, based upon the availability of vaccine.
Food City Pharmacy will be following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines. While all individuals are encouraged to receive a flu shot, the CDC classifies the following individuals as High Risk for Influenza: persons 65 or older, residents of long-term care facilities, persons 2-64 years of age with co-morbid (more than one disease) conditions, pregnant women, healthcare personnel who provide direct patient care or household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children under 6 months of age. The CDC strongly recommends that the High Risk individuals receive a flu shot. Food City Pharmacists can immunize individuals 14 years and older.
Trivalent, Quadravalent and High Dose flu vaccines are available upon request. Several insurances including Medicare Part B will be accepted. Pneumonia shots will be available as well. Please consult your local Food City Pharmacy. Flu season is generally from mid-November through April.